US Agricultural Research Service Overview

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  • www.ars.usda.gov
  • Washington, MD
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1852
  • Government
  • National Agencies
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If it's on your dinner plate, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) had a hand in getting it there. The USDA oversees matters related to the nation's agricultural industry and food supply. Its main mission is to assist America's farmers and ranchers and provide outreach and ...

US Agricultural Research Service Reviews

4.4
87%
Recommend to a Friend
92%
Approve of CEO
Tom Vilsack
Tom Vilsack
89 Ratings
5.0
Former Employee, more than 1 year

"Great working environment"

Dec 1, 2022 - Pathways Intern in Manhattan, KS
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great job and working environment

Cons

Slow times in changing paygrade
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Diversity & Inclusion at US Agricultural Research Service

4.5
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US Agricultural Research Service Interviews

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Positive77%
Negative5%
Neutral19%
Getting an Interview
Applied online38%
Employee Referral28%
Campus Recruiting13%
Difficulty
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  1. Biological Science Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 months. I interviewed at US Agricultural Research Service (Madison, WI)

    Interview

    Waited several months to hear from them (mostly due to government shutdown). The process once started felt rushed (impending possible second shutdown). I had an interview scheduled with the hiring manager; then he realized HR needed to be included and my interview was rescheduled to include a quick phone interview before the in-person. Everything had to be scheduled within a week and I had very little options for available times. I did manage to complete the phone interview over a lunch break at my current job and then my in-person interview was turned into a second phone interview when the weather was bad (no time before the possible second govt shutdown to reschedule). I would say both interviews went well. It was mainly a discussion about my experience and work style. I was able to speak to both of the lead scientists as well as another lab technician that I would have been working with. They answered all of my questions about the position.
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US Agricultural Research Service Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities -- Top 25 Government AgenciesDiversityBusiness.com2012
  • Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Large)Partnership for Public Service2009

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